We had a chance to get to know Roberta and Giovanni in Milan, we knew they have a house in Tuscany, but we had no idea they are such an extraordinary hosts, neither that their B&B called Piccolo Podere del Poggio is such a splendid place. So, what makes you feel like in paradise there: we woke up in the morning & had a breakfast with home-made marmalades (orange & fig one first in my personal rate), their own honey, excellent coffee, fruit salad with fresh mint - all ingredients from their own garden, we looked around and saw picturesque view on Casale Marittimo village, we turned our heads and saw vivid hills, turned again and in the distance view on the sea emerges. Breathless… So difficult to describe it and not to sound cliché, the best way to experience it is to get there, sit on the grass & breath in silence.
What makes this place incredibly special is that owners pay their attention not only to what you find in their house they reconstructed with high quality and simplicity, not only to their garden where you will find almost all the fruits and vegetables you are able to say from memory and they do take care of it on their own, they pay attention to you… Once we entered, Giovanni made us feel home, so it was super natural to me to take out your shoes once you get to the wooden floor or clean the table after the breakfast, this is what you do in your own place, isn’t it? One more night and probably we could participate in the family contest for the name of their new cat. Snaporaz, Balu…?
If willing to come back? Oh, we can’t wait. Hopefully next time in the period when we could give a hand picking up olives & earn a bottle of their organic olive oil.
By the way, from Piccolo Podere del Poggio it’s like 10 km to the seaside (Marina di Bibbona), 32 km to Volterra, 69 km to Pisa. Thanks to Giovanni’s suggestions we stopped in Bolgheri (especially for winelovers, super precious/pricey Sassicaia wine is from here) & Querceto (little village immersed in green with castle & wine tasting spots) nearby.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our B&B has only tree rooms, all very special, which allows you to live an intimate and pleasant experience.Situated in an area of Tuscany known as upper Maremma, Il Piccolo Podere del Poggio, sits in the quiet countryside in the midst of the poetry of Tuscan nature. On top of a hill, at 2 km from the medieval village of Casale Marittimo, and 8 km from the see, its splendid location is enhanced by a 360 degree breathtaking view all the way from the Mediterranean sea to the surrounding rolling hillside. The owners, Giovanni and Roberta, are keen about environmental issues especially preservation of the eco-system. The farm is on an estate of about three hectares. It is in strict compliance with organic farming. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Il Piccolo Podere Del Poggio Italy/Casale Marittimo